Audiences have been falling in love with Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune for more than four decades. Outside of the TV show, the letter-turner began a relationship with John Donaldson

How Did Vanna White Meet John Donaldson? 

Vanna met John in 2012 through mutual friends at a barbecue. The pair began dating shortly after. 

Who Is John Donaldson?

John works as a contractor and owns his own company called JDC Construction + Development Group. The California native has long had a passion for construction and restoration projects and always had an end goal of starting his own company.

“He began by accepting a job as a laborer, packing lumber for $5 per hour on a commercial job site in the San Fernando Valley,” John’s website reads of the early days of his career. “This led in short order to him becoming a carpenter, driving around neighborhoods looking for work on framing crews.”

Eventually, he joined a construction and development company and helped work on several celebrity homes in the Hollywood Hills, including properties belonging to Richard Dreyfuss, Dan Aykroyd and Martin Mull.

How Many Times Has Vanna White Been Married? 

Prior to meeting John, the game show personality was married to George Santo Pietro from 1990 to 2002. They welcomed two children together during their 12-year marriage, Nikko and Gigi. After her divorce, Vanna opened her heart to find love again with John. 

“He was very different from George — which was exactly what Vanna needed. He was low-key and a bit of a homebody, like she is,” a friend of Vanna’s told Closer in October 2017 of what drew her to John. 

Are Vanna White, John Donaldson Still Together? Updates

Are Vanna White and John Donaldson Still Together? 

Vanna and John are still happily together. Since meeting John, Vanna has shared a few rare photos with him on her Instagram account over the years. In December 2022, the TV star posted her annual Christmas card with John and her kids by her side. 

There have been some other big changes taking place in her life recently. In June 2023, Pat Sajak announced he was leaving Wheel of Fortune after season 41. 

“When we started @WheelofFortune, who could have imagined we’d still be at it 41 seasons later?” Vanna reflected on Twitter after Pat’s announcement. “I couldn’t be happier to have shared the stage with you for all these years with one more to come. Cheers to you, @patsajak!”

Upon entering a new era of Wheel of Fortune with new host Ryan Seacrest, it seems like Vanna is looking to take the next step in her personal life with her beau.

“John’s always wanted to make it official, but Vanna was hesitant, only because she didn’t feel it was necessary to marry again,” a friend told Closer in March 2024. “Things change though. Vanna just feels like the timing is right.”

The insider revealed that the longtime pair were planning a small and intimate wedding ceremony in Hawaii.

“They’re spending lots of romantic time together between shooting and Vanna wants to show her appreciation for this wonderful guy who’s been so patient,” another source told Closer that month of their potential plans to wed. “So they’re going to do it in Hawaii.” The pair will host a “short and sweet ceremony,” adds the source. “Vanna and John have it so good that getting married can only make it better.”